| Sep 11, 2014
| 12:16 PM
The U.S. Senate will soon vote on the Senate-Judicary Resolution 19 Democracy for All Amendment, which would be a permanent solution to curbing the influence of big money on our democracy. The U.S. Supreme Court has been steadily dismantling our...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 2:20 PM
All of the Ashkenazi Jews alive today can trace their roots to a group of about 330 people who lived 600 to 800 years ago.
So says a new study in the journal Nature Communications. An international team of scientists sequenced the complete genomes of...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 2:42 PM
Let’s see: The U.S. Supreme Court has nine justices. Six of them are men and three of them are women.
The three women happen to have been appointed by Democratic presidents: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, appointed by President Clinton, and Elena Kagan...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 10:27 PM
A Missouri man convicted in the rape and murder of a 24-year-old woman was executed at 12:01 a.m. Wednedsay after the U.S. Supreme Court denied a stay and Gov. Jay Nixon rejected his plea for clemency, according to statements issued Tuesday.
| Jul 22, 2014
| 1:42 PM
Just when you thought it was safe to get back in the water, the judges in Washington took another big chomp out of the Affordable Care Act.
No, not the Supreme Court. This time it was the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. In a 2-1 panel...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 5:00 AM
If you read news articles about a post-Hobby Lobby dispute at the Supreme Court over contraception coverage, you might think that there is an official position of “female Supreme Court justice.” Typical was the lead of this July 3 New York...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 5:00 AM
To the editor: Reading The Times' disagreement with the Supreme Court ruling, which said corporations like Hobby Lobby don't have to provide their employees with insurance that covers some contraceptives at no extra cost, made me wonder why it was not...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 3:45 PM
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia could have ridden to the rescue of public employee unions in Harris vs. Quinn, the important labor rights case the Court decided Monday, as some scholars thought he might. But he didn't.
In a 1991 case, Scalia...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 12:30 PM
There's plenty of hand-wringing in the wake of Aereo's defeat before the U.S. Supreme Court about the ruling's allegedly devastating implications for technology "innovation." But the only people stifled by the narrowly tailored decision are those that...
| Jun 27, 2014
Executive power lost the battle but won its war with the Senate over recess appointments in an important case decided Thursday by the U.S. Supreme Court. The court held that the president may make recess appointments during both breaks within sessions and...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 6:33 PM
The Supreme Court on Thursday greatly limited the ability of President Obama and future presidents to use recess appointments to circumvent congressional opposition to their judicial and executive nominees, ruling unanimously that Obama exceeded his power...